Monday, October 8, 2012

Mushroom Log

So many of the decaying logs at Habitat Home have this fungus growing on them this fall. It is classified as a puffball and Lycoperdon pyriforme is its name. One reference book says it is "presumed edible" and another source says "edible". However, I do not think I will try cooking any but rather choose to enjoy their unique forms on the old logs. I did notice after a closer examination of the fruiting bodies that something has been nibbling on them, perhaps mice or squirrels?

1 comment:

  1. You have a beautiful piece of land! Did you receive and funding or grants to start this project? Do you currently receive any incentives to maintain the land? I've been researching the idea and appreciate your blog!